I’m looking for recommendations for software to build parametric laser cutter designs - scenario is that some of the laser cut open science hardware we are working with has been designed for acrylic thicknesses that I don’t have and are not critical to the function, which I think is pretty common for labware (stands, tubes racks etc) and cases/boxes.
I’m going to have to redesign the file anyway so figured it would be great if the joints adjusted to fit the thickness provided. It’s also very common that extruded acrylic has some deviation from the advertised thickness, so this helps to account for that as well, particularly if your design has low tolerance e.g. lots of tight fitting joints. I have searched online and found it is possible to do parametric designs in FreeCAD and OpenSCAD (just about) but wondered if others have better suggestions. I’ve used both of those applications for simple 3D CAD in the past but I’m a novice.
If anyone would be willing to do a short tutorial/screen share that we could record and make available to the rest of the GOSH community, even better.
Thanks very much for any advice!